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Special Olympics Nevada is dedicated to providing free sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with developmental disabilities. We exist to give our athletes year-round opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and share gifts, skills and friendships.  Sports training and competitions are offered in several areas in Nevada with 12 sports offered.
Join the Team.  With your support, our athletes can enjoy an experience of improved physical fitness , greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image. 
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Our sports trainings are geared toward the ability level of our athletes and our competitions are designed so that athletes compete against athletes of the same approximate ability level.

We offer the several programs for athletes that meet a range of ability levels and needs. 

Our  community-based training and competition is one of our more well-known programs as it offers 12 individual and team sports for athletes of all ages with a range of disabilities. Trainings and competitions take place in the evenings and weekends. 

Our  Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) is specifically for athletes with severe disabilities, with an emphasis on skill building and participation rather than competition. 

Our Unified Sports® Program is  characterized by  an equal numbers of athletes with and without developmental disabilities of similar age and ability competing on teams together.

Our Schools Partnership Program is  a sports training and competition program integrated into the regular school day for special education students. This program offers three sports during the school year: soccer, basketball and track & field. 

At-a-Glance:

  • We offer 12 sanctioned community sports and five school-based sports in the Clark County School district.
  • We offer more than 22 school-based, local and state competition opportunities each year.
  • More than 25 special events are held each year to raise both awareness and funding for our growing program.

Our Impact:

  • Our athletes often experience improved physical fitness, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image.
  • Our athletes and volunteers discover new abilities and talents and grow intellectually and socially.
  • Our program increases community engagement and social participation among disabled children and adults and non-disabled community alike.

Get in touch with us today!

Nevada Contact Info

5670 Wynn Road, Suite H
Las Vegas, NV 89118

+1 (702) 474-0690

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Upcoming Events

  • Apr
    27
    Chili's Tip-A-Cop
    Thu Apr 27, 2017
    04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Carson City
    Nevada
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    Chili's Tip-A-Cop

    Thu Apr 27, 2017
    04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Join the Douglas County Sheriff's when they come together with Special Olympics athletes for a day of food, fun and awareness. Law enforcement personnel will volunteer as celebrity waiters, delivering food and drinks with their "tips" donated to Special Olympics. This event raises money to provide local Special Olympics athletes with FREE year round sports training and competition opportunities in 9 different sports. Not only are the officers giving back, but so is Chili's!  Print out and present a coupon found on sonv.org when paying your bill and Chill's will donate 20 percent of your bill to Special Olympics.


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    Venue(s)
    Chili's Carson City
    3784 US HWY 395 S
    Carson City, Nevada
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